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The CTBUH Global News Archive is the primary place to get all the latest news on tall buildings, urban development and sustainable construction from around the world. The CTBUH also disseminates this information via our Monthly e-Newsletter, CTBUH Journal, and through books and reports. To view news for a certain category or time period, please use the links on the left side menu.

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The 82-story 53W53 Tower Structurally Tops Out


15 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

New York City’s 82-story 53W53 condo development has structurally topped out, while façade installation for the 320-meter high-rise has reached the 73rd floor. Once complete, the building will feature 145 residential units. Read more.

Beauty Company Headquarters Completes in Seoul


15 Jun 2018, Seoul, South Korea

A 30-story cube-shaped building has been completed in Seoul. The 100-meter square structure will house a beauty company’s headquarters, as well as a museum, auditorium, library, and childcare facility. Read more.

Office High-Rise Tops Out in Shenzhen


14 Jun 2018, Shenzen, China

An office high-rise designed by WOHA has topped out in Shenzhen. The 150,000-square-meter scheme will include extensive landscaping at various heights to echo the area's topography, rising up to 246 meters. Read more.

Architect Wins Competition to Design High-Rise in Tempere, Finlan


14 Jun 2018, Tempere, Finland

A Helsinki- and Copenhagen-based architecture firm has won a contest to revitalize the former industrial area of Tempere, Finland. The new scheme will include a public square and a 16-story residential tower. Read more.

Luxury High-Rise Hosts Grand Opening in Chicago’s South Loop


14 Jun 2018, Chicago, United States

A new 33-story luxury high-rise in Chicago’s South Loop held its grand opening on June 14. The building contains 496 rental units, with amenities that include a movie theater, an in-house fitness center, a rooftop deck and a mini-bowling alley. Read more.

First Residents to Move into Melbourne’s Australia 108 Tower


13 Jun 2018, Melbourne, Australia

Residents of the 100-story Australia 8 tower in Melbourne are scheduled to move into the building in June. If completed as planned and on schedule, the tower will become Australia’s second tallest building and Melbourne’s tallest. Read more.

Contract Signed to Build 54-Story Hotel on Dubai's Sheikh Zayed Road


13 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

A $136 million contract has been awarded to build a 534-room high-rise hotel in Dubai. The building has been pre-approved as a five-star facility and will include hotel rooms, serviced apartments, meeting rooms, and food and beverage establishments. Read more.

Fifty-Story Building Proposed in Santa Clara


13 Jun 2018, Santa Clara, United States

A development including a 50-story office building and a 35-story residential tower has been proposed for Santa Clara. If approved and completed as designed, the office tower may become the tallest Bay Area building outside of San Francisco. Read more.

Fire Breaks Out at Residential High-Rise in Mumbai


13 Jun 2018, Mumbai, India

A fire broke out on the top floors of a residential high-rise in Mumbai on June 13. Firefighters were able to control the fire, and while 100 people were evacuated from the building, there were no reported fatalities. Read more.

New Design Unveiled for 55-Story Tower in Wuxi, China


12 Jun 2018, Wuxi, China

An architect has won a design competition to build a 55-story, mixed-use tower in Wuxi, China. The project will include a hotel, extended-stay rooms, and sky-villas. The tower’s podium features four stories of mixed-use programming, including retail. Read more.

Investment Group Secures $20 million for the Construction of Millennium Plaza in San Salvador


12 Jun 2018, San Salvador, El Salvador

A new project in San Salvador is receiving upwards of US$103 million, and will include a 24-story office high-rise. Known as Millennium Plaza, the development is located in a prominent area, and aims to become an architectural icon of San Salvador. Read more.

Architect Wins Proposal for 25-Story Tower in South London’s Croydon


12 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

A 25-story tower in Croydon has won approval by the South London council. The project, being delivered as part of a home building drive, will create 128 homes located above 815 square meters of office and commercial space. Read more.

Retrofitted Building in Madrid to Feature Stainless Steel Façade


11 Jun 2018, Madrid, Spain

A 121-meter high-rise with 32 floors in Madrid is undergoing a major retrofit. The refurbished building will feature a new stainless-steel façade, while maintaining the original composition of the structure. Read more.

Construction Has Begun at Mississauga Square


11 Jun 2018, Mississauga, Canada

Construction on a proposed 33-story condominium and townhome development has begun. The 392-unit building in Mississauga will feature one- to three-bedroom units ranging in size from 42.5 square meters to 194.2 square meters. Read more.

Gold Coast’s Spirit Tower Soars to New Heights


11 Jun 2018, Gold Coast, Australia

Units in a proposed 298-meter-tall tower in Gold Coast are expected to launch on the market in July. The $914 million project will include 479 residential units, retail, and a rooftop with panoramic views of the coastline. Read more.

Supertall Debuts at New York’s World Trade Center Complex


11 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

The fourth of five buildings in the new World Trade Center complex has opened. The 69-story tower is currently the fifth-tallest building in New York City, rising to a total height of 329 meters tall. Read more.

A High-Rise University Campus in Madrid is Under Construction


08 Jun 2018, Madrid, Spain

A 181-meter tall vertical university campus tower is under construction near the former Real Madrid Sports Center site. The building will be able to accommodate 6,000 students and more than 500 employees. Read more.

Second Timber Office Tower Approved for Sydney’s Barangaroo South


08 Jun 2018, Sydney, Australia

A proposed timber office tower has been approved at Barangaroo South in Sydney. The project will consist of 10,000 square meters of commercial floor space and 680 square meters of retail. Read more.

Miami’s Midtown 8 Has Topped Off


08 Jun 2018, Miami, United States

A 28-story residential tower and accompanying 10-story parking garage and retail center designed by Stantec have topped off in Miami's Midtown district. The two structures will be connected by seven bridges. Read more.

Supertall Tower Approved for Tel Aviv


07 Jun 2018, Tel Aviv, Israel

The Tel Aviv municipal government has approved the Bein Arim Tower, a 400-meter, 100-story hotel and office high-rise that could become Israel’s tallest upon completion. The building will contain 120,000 square meters of space for tenants. Read more.

Construction on 138 Willoughby in New York City Reaches 10th Floor


07 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

Construction at Extell Development’s 138 Willoughby in the Brooklyn borough of New York City has reached the 10th floor. Designed by Kohn Pedersen Fox, the 212-meter-tall high-rise will feature 458 condominiums once complete. Read more.

Portsmouth Residents to Leave Large Panel System Blocks Following Safety Concerns


07 Jun 2018, Portsmouth, United Kingdom

The Portsmouth Council has made the decision to move all 800 residents out of two 18-story apartment blocks, Leamington House and Horatia House, after structural surveys revealed the concrete was not as strong as expected. Read more.

Kaslik Resort to Begin Construction


06 Jun 2018, Kaslik, Lebanon

A mixed-use resort is scheduled to rise along the Kaslik seafront north of Beirut. The project features a 28-floor, 120-room hotel, as well as retail, restaurants, residential chalets, and a yacht marina. Read more.

Supertall Skyscraper Proposed for Punta del Este Site


06 Jun 2018, Punta del Este, Uruguay

A 300-meter tower has been proposed as part of a tourist complex development in the San Rafael beach district of Punta del Este. In total, the project would cover about 120,000 square meters of construction. Read more.

Winner Announced for Master-Planning Competition in Novorossiysk, Russia


06 Jun 2018, Novorossiysk, Russia

The winner of a master-planning competition for Novorossiysk’s seafront has been announced. The proposed design spans 13.9 hectares and includes nine buildings, a new fishing port, a marina, and piers. Read more.

Office Block to be Built on $2.94 Billion Site in Hong Kong


05 Jun 2018, Hong Kong, China

An office development is projected to rise at an expensive site in the Central district, with an estimated price of $1 million per square meter. The lot was the first commercial land to be sold by Hong Kong’s government in the area since 1996. Read more.

New Designs Unveiled for London’s Stratford Waterfront


05 Jun 2018, London, United Kingdom

New renderings for a development on part of the former 2012 Olympics site in London have been revealed. A major broadcaster is set to relocate to the site, alongside a theater, a museum, and 600 new homes. Read more.

$500 Million Mixed-Use High-Rise Planned for the Uptown District of Houston


05 Jun 2018, Houston, United States

A 111,484 square-meter mixed-use development is projected to break ground in the Uptown district in 2019. The project includes a 32,516 square-meter office tower, with an estimated cost of $500 million. Read more.

Dubai's Address Downtown Opens Doors After Two-Year Closure


04 Jun 2018, Dubai, United Arab Emirates

The 63-story Address Downtown has completed renovations and reopened, after a fire damaged the building in 2016. The revamped hotel features a new interior, additional rooms and suites, and a lounge bar on the top floor. Read more.

'Prismatic' Residential Tower in New York Tops Out


04 Jun 2018, New York City, United States

An 18-story, 133-unit residential tower in New York City has topped out. The high-rise incorporates punched windows and a “prismatic corner” of glass, which reflects a collage depicting the diversity of the neighborhood. Read more.